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|Book||Leiden University catalogue|
|Title:||Empire & cricket: the South African experience, 1884-1914|
|Editors:||Murray, Bruce K.|
Vahed, Goolam H.
|Geographic terms:||South Africa|
|Abstract:||This volume illuminates the complex relationship between the British Empire and cricket, and in particular in the making of South African society, between 1884 and 1914. It describes how cricket acted as a vehicle for Empire, and explores its impact on race and class. Contributions: More than a game (Bernard Hall, Richard Parry and Jonty Winch); Black cricketers, white politicians and the origins of segregation in the Cape to 1894 (Richard Parry); Guardians of the game: the role of the press in popularising the 1888/89 tour and establishing the South African Cricket Association (Jonty Winch); 'I could a tale unfold': the tragic story of 'Old Caddy' and 'Krom' Hendricks (Jonty Winch); Empire, race and Indian cricket in Natal, 1880-1914 (Goolam Vahed and Vishnu Padayachee); A.B. Tancred and his brothers (Bernard Tancred Hall); George Lohmann (Keith Booth); Cricket's 'laird': James Logan (Dean Allen); R.M. Poore: sporting prowess and imperial controversy (Jeremy Lonsdale); The Boer prisoners of war in Ceylon and the 'great and grand and old manly game of cricket' (W.G. Schulze); Two cricketers and a writer: the strange case of 'Buck' LLewellyn, Jimmy Sinclair and Major Bowen (Jonty Winch and Richard Parry); The googly, gold and the empire: the role of South African cricket in the imperial project, 1904-1912 (Richard Parry and Dale Slater); Constructing imperial identity: the 1907 South African cricket tour of England (Geoffrey Levett); and. Abe Bailey and the foundation of the Imperial Cricket Conference (Bruce Murray). [ASC Leiden abstract]|